Founded in 1796
When John Letts combined a journal with a calendar in 1812 he engineered a unique accessory, inventing and publishing the world’s first known commercial diary. The product was a response to the growing trade in the City of London at the time. It proved to be a success and by the early 1820's a range of diaries offering different sizes and formats were published. Further growth happened with the development of the pocket diary, as the product became a style accessory rather than just a desk bound object. In the twentieth century, the specialist diary was also created. Designed to cater for specific interest with unique editorials to match.